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JKR and the Ballad of Nearly Headless Nick

Posted by: sue
March 12, 2005, 10:02 AM

"It was a mistake any wizard could make

Who was tired and caught on the hop

One piffling error, and then, to my terror,

I found myself facing the chop.

- excerpt from the Ballad of Nearly Headless Nick by JKRowling
Do you know the Ballad of Nearly Headless Nick? As stated on her website where you canContinued...


For further discussion of the covers and the interview...

Posted by: Melissa
March 08, 2005, 11:40 AM

...visit the threads on our forum, where discussions are already heating up. The threads in question are in the Daily Prophet Section.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

ON TLC: High-Res HBP Covers

Posted by: Melissa
March 08, 2005, 07:44 AM

We have the high-res Scholastic cover right here!
Important Note: These images as presented on Leaky are the highest res available legally. The image must be smaller than the size of the acutal book - if it's not others can print the cover themselves. Out of respect for the people making this book we have downsizedContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince Artwork Revealed on NBC; British Cover on Bloomsbury

Posted by: Melissa
March 08, 2005, 07:18 AM

The cover for Scholastic (American edition) versions of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was revealed today on the Today show; it will be shown again at 9 a.m. We expect good quality pictures soon but from what we saw, the art is green-toned and appears to show Harry andContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP Cover to Debut on the Today Show

Posted by: Melissa
March 08, 2005, 06:53 AM

Katie Couric just announced that on today's Today show on NBC, she will be unveiling the cover for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Stay tuned! And if you are awake and proficient at screencaps...please let us know!

Heyman Interviews

David Heyman Interview

Posted by: sue
February 18, 2005, 10:15 PM

Harry Potter film producer David Heyman is interviewed in an article for Variety magazine about adapting books into film. Mr. Heyman reiterates again the importance he feels about keeping faithful to the spirit of the Potter books, and the relationship between the screenplay writer and author J.K. Rowling.

Sometimes, though,Continued...

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JKR Funded Film About Domestic Violence, Company Says

Posted by: Melissa
February 15, 2005, 09:04 AM

British Newspaper Daily Express reported today that J.K. Rowling helped fund a film about domestic violence, Friday Night Shirt. Reader Mikey sent us links to the film's production site and its background page, which says, "As well as attracting top industry professionals, the film'sContinued...

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'Potter' Parody Poses Trouble for US Army

Posted by: sue
February 06, 2005, 08:31 AM

An issue of a training manual published by the U.S. Army containing a cartoon parody is turning out to be no laughing matter for J.K.Rowling and her attorneys. The Times of London reports that in a recent issue of "Preventative Maintenance Monthly", the training manual featured a cartoon strip withContinued...

J.K. Rowling

"Lie Detector": JKR's Cousin to Make TV Show Appearance

Posted by: sue
February 01, 2005, 09:21 PM

Several media outlets today, including the L.A. Times, had this story about a new television program called "Lie Detector", which will feature a cousin of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Based on information confirmed to them by NBC/PAX-TV the newpapaper says, "the show willContinued...

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Midwife Assists with Jo Rowling's Delivery

Posted by: Kristin
January 27, 2005, 04:39 PM

As with the birth of her son David, the birth of Jo Rowling's new daughter Makenzie was attended by private midwife Deborah Purdue. Although Ms. Purdue no longer lives in Scotland, she made the trip there from Dorset to assist with checkups and the delivery.
Please note that the Scotsman may requireContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP Editions: UK special version to be released in October

Posted by: Melissa
January 27, 2005, 10:18 AM

We've had word from Bloomsbury this morning that so far, the regular chldren's hardcover (to look similar to this), the regular adult's hardcover (to look similar to this, containing the same text) and the regular large-print hardcover(similar to this, containing the same text)Continued...

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And the baby's name is...

Posted by: Melissa
January 25, 2005, 10:29 AM

Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray, as announced on this morning. JKR's post makes it sound like she came a few days early, and she noted that she hopes to make a few other updates on the site between baby feeds and sleeping over the next few days.
Welcome to the world, baby Mackenzie!

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JKR Has A New Daughter!

Posted by: Melissa
January 24, 2005, 11:33 AM

Congratulations to J.K. Rowling & family - yesterday, she delivered a baby girl. According to CBBC Newsround, mother and child are doing well. The name will be announced shortly on, both articles report. We at Leaky send our best wishes to Jo and her family. Congratulations!

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Donates to Children's Book Center

Posted by: sue
January 24, 2005, 10:44 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has donated £20,000 ($37,500 USD) to help fund a book center which aims to promote children's literature in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Scottish Centre for the Children's Book, which hopes to be open later this year, will promote "Scots children'sContinued...

HP References

Dinner for Two at a Harry Potter Restaurant ?

Posted by: sue
January 17, 2005, 02:19 PM

Would you like to go out to dinner at a Harry Potter themed restaurant? Well, according to the Business Journal, you might be able to make those reservations in the future. This article says that a new Harry Potter themed restaurant is in the works and will open in the future. Steve Schussler, who hadContinued...

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